By Benjamin Arie
If you support the Second Amendment and firearms safety classes, a number of companies no longer want your business.
A handful of well-known brands are severing business agreements with the National Rifle Association after being pressured by anti-gun voices in the wake of the Florida school shooting… but they may have under-estimated the number of law-abiding gun owners in the United States.
“Several social media users pressured companies listed as working with the NRA on discounts and other programs to drop their affiliation,” reported Fox News.
“Initially, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and First National Bank of Omaha – which sponsored an NRA-related credit card – cut ties with the Virginia-based gun rights and safety organization,” Fox continued.
But it didn’t stop there. As corporations caved to hysterical anti-Second Amendment voices, the list of brands that purposely ended their programs for NRA members grew.
As of Feb. 24, 2018, those companies are:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First National Bank of Omaha, Avis Car Rental, Allied Van Lines, Budget Rent-A-Car, Chubb, Delta Airlines, Hertz Rent-A-Car, MetLife, North American Van Lines, TrueCar, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Symantec and United Airlines.
Conservative commentators quickly pointed out that those businesses are essentially giving millions of lawful gun owners the middle finger, and shooting themselves in the foot — if you’ll pardon the expression.
“People should study that list,” radio host Tony Katz declared during a Fox News appearance. “This is the list of companies that don’t believe in freedom of thought… or freedom of expression.”
“This is a list of people who haven’t thought through what it is they’re actually saying, and what they’re saying is: How dare you think differently, we punish you for it.”
Leland Vittert, the Fox anchor speaking to Katz, pointed out that companies like MetLife give discounts to other politically active organizations besides the NRA, including members of the Teamsters. Yet NRA members have been singled out to be excluded from those discount programs.
“Now they’re basing business practice on thought policing,” Katz responded. “And that has to be dealt with.” He then called on NRA members to think twice about whether they wanted to continue giving money to brands that apparently didn’t want their business.
“You have to make them hurt to make them understand that they can’t thought-police America,” the conservative host explained.